Know Your Rights To: Protection Justice, Compensation for Sex Workers & Formerly Incarcerated People – Campaign & Booklet

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On July 14th 2021 US PROStitutes Collective launched a new Know Your Rights campaign and booklet for sex workers and formerly incarcerated people. The booklet focuses on hard won laws and policies that have to do with protection, justice and … Continue reading

US PROS quoted in: “Has FOSTA Accomplished Its Goals?”

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Liberal CurrentsLauren Crosby · March 16, 2021 In April 2018, the Trump administration signed FOSTA—a combination of the Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act and the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act—into law, ostensibly a response to the Section 230 protections which kept … Continue reading

Media: “Sex workers are human too. They deserve protections for reporting violence.”

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Lauren Crosby Medlicott , Opinion Contributor, Business Insider Feb 14, 2021, 5:03 AM Sex workers are scared to report violence for fear of criminalization for prostitution.  Between 45% and 75% of sex workers globally have experienced violence at work. Until decriminalization of sex … Continue reading

Testimony from US PROS in Support of the DC Community Safety and Health Amendment Act of 2019

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                   Hearing of the Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety, October 17, 2019 The US PROStitutes Collective (US PROS) is in strong support of the Community Safety and Health Amendment Act … Continue reading

Int’l Whore’s Day Rally @ CaDemState Convention

This year International Whore’s Day coincides with the 2019 California Democratic Party State Convention.

Let’s make our voices heard on what’s happening to sex workers!  There is a crisis of poverty and criminalization in the US.  55% of people are poor or low-income in California.  More women, particularly mothers are going into prostitution as a result.  Daily we face arrest and jail with women of color, trans and street workers most targeted. Criminalization makes us vulnerable to violence — 60% of sex workers have experienced violence while working. CA bill SB 233 bill calls for an amnesty from arrest for sex workers reporting violence.

As the national momentum for our rights grows, decriminalization is within our reach. There will be at least 10 of the Democratic Presidential hopefuls in attendance, many of whom voted for #FOSTA, the federal bill which criminalized online advertising, which has undermined safer ways of working.

Rally with us to make our voices heard, for an end to poverty and criminalization, #RepealFOSTA, support CA bill SB 233.  Bring your signs and banners!

 

Sex Workers Protest Mission Police Crackdown – MEDIA LINKS

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https://kcbsradio.radio.com/blogs/carrie-hodousek/san-francisco-sex-workers-demand-police-protection http://www.sfexaminer.com/sex-worker-advocates-demand-sfpd-shut-unit-focused-street-prostitution/ https://missionlocal.org/2018/12/sex-workers-advocates-denied-entry-into-mission-station-in-protest-over-sex-worker-abatement-unit/ https://kcbsradio.radio.com/media/audio-channel/groups-demand-sfpd-prioritize-safety-sex-workers http://www.sfweekly.com/news/sex-workers-advocates-challenge-mission-police/ _________________________________________________________________________________________ Sex worker advocates demand SFPD shut down unit focused on street prostitution Maxine Doogan, left, with the Sex Workers and Erotic Service Providers Legal Educational and Research Project speaks alongside sex workers and advocates … Continue reading

Media – How Sex Workers Made San Francisco Safer for Everyone

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Next City  BY HANNAH ALBARAZI | OCTOBER 25, 2018 San Francisco has a unique city department that most cities don’t have: the Department on the Status of Women. This department works to ensure that women and girls in the community have equal economic, … Continue reading